Jetsam, flotsam and aggregated insight


Great to see so many names from years ago back on the blog yesterday.  As well as the jetsam and flotsam of life at Celtic, there have been times when the blog has had real value to the few, and occasionally, to the many.  Once or twice, we’ve made a real difference to our club.

Our ability to add value correlates directly with the great contributions which appear here; sometimes when people offer remarkable insight, sometimes when many aggregate their thoughts to analyse an issue.

My guess is that there will be moments in the next decade when that insight and aggregation will be needed, so thanks to everyone who keeps the place sane through the flotsam days, before the biggies emerge.  Thanks also for yesterday’s enormous support.  The untold stories of acts of kindness and generosity from the community over the decade are so numerous they are no longer exceptional.  It’s a great place to be a part of.

There are changes ahead.  A new blog design is on the way and the Quick News section will retire this summer.  Canajunbhoy has exclusively posted the section in the wee small hours for the best part of the decade, so he more than deserves peace to hang up his keyboard.  My sincere thanks for all his help.

CQteN was an enormous success and built three school kitchens in Malawi for Mary’s Meals (photos from the last two are on the way).  It was also enormous fun.  We’re going to do it again, although I’m not sure yet if it has the legs to be an annual event/bi-annual or other.  Open to ideas.

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  1. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Hail, Hail, and happy 10th Birthday (+1day)








    Thanks for the information very helpful.



    Was disappointed to read that Murrayfield food units only provide:



    Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chinese, Mexican, Kebab and Chinese.



    Such a limited array, no tapas and the major omission of a chippie !



    Perhaps just as well as, no doubt that alien concoction of Salt n’ sauce; rather than the connoisseurs choice of salt and vinegar would have been offered.

  3. Paul67,


    Hanging up the CQN boots?



    There will be an outcry!



    ……..and well done for the last 10yrs……took a lot of you’re time, but the sentiment shown by all yesterday, hopefully rewards you.



    Big well done.

  4. Bhoys & Ghirls,



    Without logging on to Trainline, does anyone know the last train time from Haymarket to Glasgow.




  5. eddieinkirkmichael on

    Paul67, CQN10 was a great night. I got to meet some great CQNers and hope it does indeed become an annual event. Although I appreciate this takes up a great deal of time for those involved in th organising of such events.

  6. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    For Oldtim, from last thread.



    thomthethim for oscar ok



    12:35 on 21 July, 2014





    Yes,I did meet you in BB’s.



    I was over for a game,midweek v Hibs and met up with SFTB in BB’s.



    Also met DBBIA, Subterranean, Dick Byrne, I think and whoever else was at their table. It is very difficult to take all the names in at once.



    I was very touched that you and Blantyre Tim left Sharkey’s, where I think you were with Estadio, just to come over to say ” hello”.



    You didn’t even have time for a drink.



    SFTB gave me a CQN badge in the taxi going to the fame, which still adorns my jacket.



    Keep well, sir.

  7. PS – moving forward…….can we have an edit button or a ‘bad grammar’ highlighter, because my spelling and grammar jumps out at me after I press ‘POST’




  8. eddieinkirkmichael on

    Does Murrayfield provide rock hard scotch pies like the ones we are used to at Celtic Park?

  9. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma on

    I am being asked on twitter who the first “arsehole” was who posted “podium” and started the trend of chasing the podium so to speak? Does anyone know?



    To reiterate — copies of Seville- The Celtic Movement are now available for £10 in celebration of the blog being ten years old.



    Many posters have their stories retold in the book and it has gone down well with many Celtic fans.



    If you are interested in a copy then e-mail your details– name address etc — to david@cqnmagazine.com.



    P&P included for UK & Ireland

  10. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    12:55 on 21 July, 2014



    You will be delighted to know that they do ….. \o/

  11. Just popped into the Murrayfield Ticket Office to pick up my briefs. Also got tickets for tomorrow’s game! Everyone in the queue in front of me bought tickets for the Celtic game. For info – area West 38 is the only section still on sale at Murrayfield T.O.



    eddieinkirkmichael – the pies were being dusted down as I approached. :-)

  12. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many congratulations on what you have built.



    All the best.




  13. DrambowieCelt, Nowthat was funny.



    Paul67, I have said already, there is momentum for CQ11N, perhaps bi annual there after? But it’s a constant question.” Will there be a CQ11n?”


    So I think yes.

  14. Mon The Hoops! on

    I have a spare ticket for tomorrow night’s match, as unfortunately I can’t now make the game.


    It is in Section W5 (west lower) and is free to a good home.



    It is an eTicket so I can post it straight to you and you print it off yourself…


    1st come, 1st served…

  15. hashadenough on




    Have you considered parking at Hermiston Gate and getting a tram direct to the stadium?

  16. Paul67


    A bit late but Congrats on the 10yrs. While I don’t have the time to read every comment like I did a few years ago I always make sure to read your articles. Very informative and entertaining today as when you 1st started, keep her lit big man.

  17. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Thanks Bhoys for the congrats to the 17’s win in Aberdeen. You all wd have been proud of the way the Lhads came out for the 2nd half 3-2 down and knew there was a job to be done and they did it with pride and style and the Celtic way. Even tho the English team wernt taking any prisoners with some of their tackles. Mark Hill’s 25yd cracker was indeed a cracker!!



    HaiL HaiL the 17’s

  18. Hashadenough



    I would be wary about that. The Gyle shopping centre now has a 2 hour limit and no parking overnight. Hermiston Gate may be the same.


    I wouldn;t want anyone getting a ticket. I live up near the Corn Exchange, Slateford Road and on street parking is fine there. Cut down to Gorgie Road and then through the Sainsbury’s to Murrayfield. It’s the best area for on street parking. It’s a bit of a walk but it will avoid the bottle neck around Murrayfield after the match and you can shoot up the A70 and straight on the bypass and then the M8 from Slateford Road again avoiding the bulk of the traffic going along Corstorphine Road and Calder Road.


    Failing that the park and ride at both Riccarton (buses) & Ingliston (trams) are very good options. Riccarton will be much quieter. It’s just off the A71 at the Herriot Watt University.







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